The Lorien Legacies is by far one of the most successful book series I’ve read. I was in awe at the end of the fourth book when it was still going very strong. Every book is a page turner, full of different point of view as narratives and this whole fictional alien war grows deeper as we learn more about Lorien and their fight against the Mogodarians. The fourth book ended in quite a cliffhanger with a very scattered outlook that could go in any direction as they see fit.
Before we head into the review, if you missed my previous reviews of the first four books, which I only am missing review for the first book I am Number Four, you can find it here:
Let’s check this next installment out!
If you haven’t read the previous books and intend on reading this series, some spoilers may appear unintentionally so I strongly suggest you to stop!
The Revenge of Seven
(Lorien Legacies #5)
by: Pittacus Lore
After the last attack, the group has been separated from each other. Five is gone. Marina, Nine and Six are dealing with the grief and self-blame that they didn’t do better to prevent it. While, Four, Sam, Malcolm and an unexpected ally, Adam has joined forces with them after their escape. Ella however is stuck with Setrakus Ra in his command center after she was kidnapped. The Mogodarians are about to take over Earth and as each group learns more about it, they each go their separate way trying to find each other but hopefully to discover a way to save Earth from a doomed fate with Setrakus Ra. Will they succeed?
Lorien Legacies has something that I truly appreciate in a book series. It remembers what is key to a story and what readers are looking for. Every book adds characters but while it is sad to lose characters, it still has to happen. Someone has to step down in some way in order for other characters to shine and have their spot. There are always (at least) 3 different point of views which I love. To make sure that readers don’t get confused, it uses different fonts to differentiate. Every book features Four and Six’s point of view while moving to other one(s). This one had Ella because she gives us a better idea of what is going on especially with how the last book end. Four is more calm and calculating in his plans while Six balances it out with being strategic but aggressive in her approach. At the same time, Ella is also in a separate location after being kidnapped by the Mogodarians. With these few narratives, we can fully absorb the situation from different places and get to know those characters even more. And that is one of the reasons I like Lorien Legacies so much. We’ve gotten to know the characters more, especially Four and Six but everyone has a certain character to them and balance the decision making and each has the potential to surprise us one way or another.
This time, we also get exposed to Setrakus Ra, the enemy and villain. This also brings us to learn more about the history of Lorien and what came to be. He brings on the other side of the spectrum and as the war starts also against his attempt to take over Earth, we see the strength of him and his army. Their technology and just everything we’ve wondered about the other side of this battle. While we know the Garde’s strength, even if its constantly changing, Setrakus Ra is one I’ve been curious to learn more about at the very least. That bit of reveal was really intriguing.
By the end of the book, the Garde and Mogodorians are finally at their end game. Its time for war against world domination of aliens. Weird part is no one would think that aliens would be fighting other alien species in the fight against world domination on Earth. I guess that is what makes this fun to read. Both Loric and Mogodorian sides are new and fresh and its a continuous journey to learn about them. However, that ending was pretty wow but a huge cliffhanger.
Good job, Pittacus Lore, creator of Lorien Legacies series. I can’t wait to read the next one! Apparently its supposed to be the last one? The news for that seems so scattered. Maybe one of you know more than I do. I’ll just read them as they are released and have fun with it! 🙂
On second thought, while the movie I am Number Four bombed and didn’t get a chance to become a movie series. I was thinking that this totally would work as a TV series, like CW could really turn this into some great, seeing as they focus on this teen/YA genre already.
Have you read the Lorien Legacies series?